Frequently Asked Questions

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When were monthly sales and inventory estimates from the new Monthly Retail Trade Survey sample released?

The initial estimates from the new sample were released on December 13, 2006, and presented data for the October 2006 data month.

Prior to this date, there was a special release presenting previous month data based on the new sample. This release restated unadjusted preliminary data for September 2006, as well as adjusted data for September 2006, August 2006, October 2005, and September 2005. The release was made available on November 30, 2006.

For more information, visit the Monthly and Annual Retail Trade website.


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